How helpful is Hattie & Donoghue’s model of learning? Part 2: The meta analyses | David Didau

To help us better understand how we learn, John Hattie & Gregory Donoghue propose a new conceptual model of learning. I’ve already written about my concerns with the metaphor of depth in Part 1. In this post I want to explore what his meta analyses reveal about the best approaches to take with students at different stages in the journey from novice to expert.


The first layer of Hattie & Donoghue’s model is termed ‘inputs’ or, what children bring to the process of learning. These are grouped into three areas dubbed skill, will and thrill.

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